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The group started from Ohio
Caverns on
“bike pedal” 200 miles in nine
days back to Camp Julia (tow
el!*I?i West Richfield, Ohio.
Tuesday and wiH
Jeanne Hart, 15-year
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos
eph Hart, 1846 Allendale, a
sophomore at Notre Dame Ac
ademy, will vouch for the fun
Bikers Goal Is 200 Miles
A swinging time is in store
for all who are pedalling from
12, OHIO
Phone: LI 1*4129
in Mariner Troop’ 1042, which
is led by Mrs. Walter J. Shifler
of 17018 Endora rd.
Jeanne and eight other girls
were chosen in January upon
scouting skills and camp exper
iences. They met once every
month to plan their trip. A
lew weeks ago the girls met
their two counselors on an over
night at Camp Julia Crowell.
Their special interests are
caves, and as a coincidence
their theme is “Caves and Cav
erns.’ They also will visit many
EDITOR'S NOTE: Don and Carol Berry of
East Cleveland have just returned from 10
months study at the University of Moscow in the
Soviet Union. Tjie most incredible aspect of their
adventures is that in a unique exchange student
program between Russia and the United States,
they were allowed movement behind the Iron
Curtain, not obtainable by most, even those in
high diplomatic positions.
The couple has prepared three exclusive
articles for this newspaper on their experiences
and on how they crashed the “Impregnable Iron
By Don and Carol Berry
Around Sept. 1, 1961 when
most of America was packing
away its vacation gear and
getting back to full-time work,
about 25 young Americans
were on their way to a new
life in the Soviet Union.
This group was the American
half of the U.S.-Soviet ex
change of scholars, and under
the terms of the cultural agree
ment, the scholars were to
spend one academic year,
about ten months, studying at
Soviet universities.
We were privileged to be part
of that group, and are equally
pleased with the opportunity
to write about some of our im
pressions and experiences con
cerning student life in Moscow.
Only Six Married Couples
We were one of six married
couples on the American side
of the exchange (the Soviet ex
change studenta who were mar
ried left their wives at home).
This afforded us, not only
comfort of each other’s com
panionship throughout the year,
but also the advantage of a
larger room and the possibility
of home cooking. Even under
the somewhat difficult circum
stances of shopping on the
The first game in a two-out
of-three series to decide the
Senior League championship
will be played at Skating Rink
Field toaight when the Kiwanis
Club tanglts with Connell
Chevrolet at 6:30 p. m. It will
be the third meeting of the sea
son for the two clubs and the
Kiwanians will be favored to
annex the crown based on their
two previous victories by
scores of 11-4 and 1-0.
Tonight’s contest will also
bring about a re-match of the
two of the league’s best pitchers
in Karl Schultz, Connell’s curve
ball specialist, and Bob
Schweitzer, ace of the Kiwanis
mound staff, who has a 7-0
pitching record for the season.
The last time these teams
faced each other, Schultz and
Schweitzer hooked up in the
best pitching duel of the sum
mer in which the latter hurled
a no-hitter to edge Schultz's
one-hit effort.
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Both of the 14-ycar old
She is a Senior Girl Scout other interesting places. next Tuesday evening. If to
righthanders lead the league in (Continued on Page 4)
Our room was a “double”
room in one of the wings of the
main university building, a 32
story structure in Moscow’s
Lenin Hills.
The room was about 15 hy
18 feet and was furnished with
two hard sofa-size beds, two
desks, a table and chairs, and
two large dresser- bookcase
It also had a private bath
room. Single foreign students
had rooms about half this size,
but even this was good by
Soviet standards. Because of
the many students and the lack
of facilities, Russian students
often have to live two and even
three to a room.
Showplace of USSR
The Moscow University
building is considered one of
the showplaces of the Soviet
Union, and tourist groups are
often guided through it.
One of the things that they
are proudest of is the claim
that the building is supplied
with everything anyone needs.
This is very nearly true,
sinee the building has two
a 600-acre "spread of southern Ohio woods and
in Carroll County, three and a half miles southwest of Carrollton." The
ready to turn eager city slickers into real-life ranch hands. Last week some 60
youngsters from East Cleveland and Northeast Ceveland Y branches spent five
days there. These photos by Gene Hersh depict their activities. Iri the top left hand,
East Cleveland Y youth secretary, Tom Campbell, conducts Sunday service. In the
upper right, top-notch cowhands Andrew Miles, Dan Palumbo and Anthony Vac
cariello (left to right) display ribbons gained as first place winners. These lads
are from Northeast. Sitting on the old top rail are left to irght, Chris Hart, Craig
Lynch, E.C. Michael Davis, N.E. Dick Gillam, Ben Mauser, Scott Caile, E.C. John
Butler, William Dei, N. E. and Les Jones, E. C.'Roping the steer are East Cleve
landers, left to right, Al Fankboner, Eric Lindgren and Bruce Petcher. In the small
photo, N.E. Youth secretary Lee Studer (center) and Campbell ring the "chow"
bell as ranch foreman, permit Long looks on.
Kiwanis, Connell Chevrolet
Vie for Senior League Crown
strikeouts, Schultz having 62
in 44 innings while Schweitzer
has retired 58 opponents via the
strikeout route in 49 innings.
Offensive Advantage
The Kiwanis Club has a def
inite offensive advantage over
their series rivals with a team
batting average of .239 to Con
nell’s .214 mark.
Although three other teams
in the league have better team
batting averages, the Kiwanians
make the most of their hits bj’
running wild on the basepaths.
In fifteen games to date, they
have stolen the amazing total
of 146 basuL an average of al^
most ten p^rag^s per game.
Schweitzer is the league’s
leading base theft artist with
27 to his credit and is closely
fallowed by Dale Davis
Dave Price, each of whom
Second Game Tuesday
The second game in
playoff series will also
played at Skating Rink Field
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"range" is
night's game is rained out, it
will be played tomorrow.
Hal Walker, the Connell man
ager, and Frank Gilles, the Ki
anis pilot, expect to start the
following players, whose
rent batting averages are
Connell Chevrolet
Dave Petruziello, ss (.077)
Karl Schultz, (.222) Tom
BaechfcLm (jJ55) Len Ringen
bach, Co T.354) Denny Bickel,
(.143) Bob Gurkey, cf (.172):
Harold Brazie, rf (.297) Vance
Linaman, lb (.205).
Little League
The Fisher Furnares put the
damper on the Fire Dept, by
Area Students Crash Impregnable Iron Curtain, Write About Their Adventures
Soviet market, this was much cafeterias, two restaurants, a'ing stand, dentists’and doctors' close, but it must be said that
better and more worthwhilej snack bar, grocery stores, a services, etc. the service was not always the
than the fare offered at the vegetable store, numerous hook It was rather convenient to best or the most court,eons and
Moscow University cafeterias.land newspaper stands, a cloth-1 have all of these things so some foods were not always
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Donald and Carol Berry
Back from 10 Months Study in Russia
Although it is expected to
take at least two years to com
plete a master plan for East
Cleveland, city manager, Grant
T. Apthorp expressed hopes to
day certain elements of the
elaborate and comprehensive
report could be attended to at
He particularly pointed out
such phases as w’hat ran be
done for the small businessmen
in the community and areas of
building deteriation.
“We have been assured by
the regional Planning Commis
sion that these important
phases of the. master plan will
get immediate attention,.” Ap
thorp stated.
Informal Approved
The city commissioners had
given informal approval Tues
day night to allow the regional
planners to draw up the mas
ter plan which is estimated to
:ost $50,000. Two-thirds of
this would be paid by the
Federal government, making
the city's contribution $17,000.
What is the city getting for
its money?
To Start
The. Shaw High Football
Cardinals begin their Autumn
workouts tomorrow morning at
Some. 60 eager gridders will
be battling for starting posi
tions on the Black and Red
Beginning his fifth year as
head football coach, Don Drebus
and his staff will be conduct
ing two-a-day practices in prep
aration for the season opener.
The Cardinals are anxious to
retain their co-championship of
the Lake Erie League and to im
prove upon last year’s record
of seven wins and two losses.
A fine array of returning let
termen include: Bob Richards,
end Marty Matus and Don
Highley, tackles Tim Shoda,
center Bob Taskes and Mike
Malec, halfbacks and Bruce
Matte, quarterback.
Kiwanis Club
Terry Kenneally, rf (.241)
Dale Davis, 2b (-567) Frank
Milnes, ss 4.261) Frank Salvo,
cf (.432) Dave Price, 3b (.244)
Bob Schweitzer, (.268) Mike
Davis, If (.000) Dave Fior
vante, (.083) Tom McGinley,
lb (.115).
Several Shaw girls are now
canvassing East Cleveland with
the sale of season reserved seat
Ticket holders of past years
may obtain their same seats.
The price this year for the
six home games will be $7.50,
Ticket information may be
obtained by calling the Shaw
Atheltic Office.
Dance Cancelled
The Shaw Council an
nounces there will be no dance
tomorrow night as scheduled.
However, this will have no
effect on Student Council's
“Rack (o School” fiance, Fri
day, August 31 st.
Cabbage, Potatoes Missing
In the late winter the list of
products not available extended
even to such staple items as
cabbage and potatoes. Never
theless, there, is always some
thing to eat or buy, and the
relatively comfortable condi
tions of the university have
made it such a popular place
that university officials were
forced to issue passes to all
residents of the building and
to deny admittance to all those
without passes.
One example of the univer
sity's self-sufficiency and
popularity—is the fact that one
of our Russian acquaintances
brought his mother into the
university on a visitor’s pass
and she lived there with him
for three years until his gradu
ation. During this time she
never left the building or the
small grounds around the build
ing, since she did not have a
pass to get back in.
Many Foreign Students
Moscow University is also
considered a kind of education­
Apthorp Hopes for Immediate
Work on City's Master Plan
A master plan is a guide. I According to Apthorp, it is
It expresses the city's desired hard for local officials to de
future development the most termine what would he best for
appropriate use of private land, the community because of “be
the general location and extent ing too dose to the forest to
of necessary public facilities, see the trees.”
each properly related to and in “It is hoped that the master
scale with the city's expected plan will not only point out
development and financial re- problems, but w’ill also suggest
sources. solutions and provide some
It Takes Cooperation to
Keep a Good Community
For many months we have been promot
ing the idea of “Buy in Your Community”
as a means of maintaining the property
values and general welfare of your neigh
Of course, we know that much more is
required to accomplish this purpose. Close
and energetic cooperation is needed from
all businessmen, residents, clubs, churches
and every property owner.
A decline in community value can be
averted—but not without effort.
You as an individual can do your part.
Try a little paint, modernization, cleaning
up and whenever possible
High School
Starts Aug. 27
Shaw High School Principal
Wayne C. Blough, announce*
that registration of new stu
dents will begin the week
Aug. 27th from 8:30 a.
3:30 p. m. in room 10, on
first floor of the Old Shaw
Building. Students are asked to
bring with them a parent or
legal guardian.
Shaw students desiring to
make schedule changes are
asked to report to the Assistant
Principal's office on Aug. 23rd
and 24th between 8 a. m. and
4 p. m. This includes students
who were enrolled in summer
school and tho«e who failed
subjects during the school year.
School opens Wednesday,
Sept. 5th.
Service News
National Guard Pvt. Gary G.
Siciliano, whose wife, Carol,
lives at 13410 Second ave., re
cently completed the eight-week
parts supply course under the
Reserve Forces Act programt
at The Armor School, Fort
Knox, Ky.
The 22-year-oId soldier, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James L.
Siciliano, 982 Green rd., was
graduated from Charles F.
Brush High School in 1958 and
attended Fenn College,
al showplace, and has students!
from many countries of the
world studying and living
We were impressed with the
number of students from
Africa, the Middle East and
India, not to mention the many
students from the Iron Curtain
countries, studying there for
five years.
There are also many studenta
from Western European coun
tries who are there on a one
year exchange program such as
ours. All studenta receive tui
tion-free schooling, free medical
care, and a monthly stipend to
cover food and other expenses.
Not All Communists
Learning this, and having
met a number of these foreign
students, we quickly found out
that by no means all of the stu
dents from the un-committed
nations are Communiists.
Many simply came there be
cause they wanted an education
and they could not get it
In our lives at the univer
sity, we were surrounded not
only by many Russians and
other Soviet peoples, but by
people from many corners of
the earth.
City Wins
ABA Traffic
Court Award
East Cleveland has gained a
tie for second place in cities
populations of 25,000 to
in the annual traffic
court awards presented by the
American Bar Association.
to with
the 50,000
Tieing with Our Town was
Boulder, Colo. First place hon
ors went to Lafayette, Louisiana
and Fargo, North Dakota.
Ever since 1948, municipali
ties and states have been rec
ognized for the progress
achieved during prior calendar
years by the ABA. This
progress is measured by im
provement in traffic court
practices and procedures re
ported in the American Bar
Association's annual inventory
of traffic court activities.
The report lists slightly more
than 190 questions relating to
the subjects of administration,
procedure, environment, penali
zation, educational activities,
statistics, training of personnel
and public information.
This is the third straight im
portant traffic court award for
East Cleveland and in as many
years. Furthermore, Our Town
was the only Ohio municipality
in its category to be honored.
There were 42 awards made
in the country with East Cleve
land being one of eight Ohio
cities to be recognized.
Thus, it could not be said
that we lived in a purely Rus
sian atmosphere. Rut we came
as close to it as any American
can get at the present time.
Diplomatic Ghetto
American diplomatic person
nel, for instance, are required
to live either in the embassy or
in a diplomatic ghetto, so that
informal contact with Russians
is very difficult to make.
Because of the restrictions
on tourism in the Soviet Union,
the average tourist will see
very little other than what he
is supposed to see.
Hia disadvantage is usually
further heightened by a lack of
knowledge of the language.
By contrast, we were able to
answers that otherwise wouldn't
be obtainable,” he said.
It is expected at the next
commissioners’ meeting, that
legislation will be approved
authorizing the hiring of the
regional planning group for the
In other business at. its Tues
Tuesday meeting, the coni
PASSED cmPT-gency ordi
nances changing the height
district on property on Superior
and Terrace where Marvin
Helf plans to build a 25-story
high rise apartment
ACC EPTED bids for coal in
the amount of $1,200 (200
tons) rock salt 800 tons)
$7.40 per ton if delivered and
$6.40 if picked up by the city.
How’ever, according to finance
director, Robert S. Moore, the
company may lower the pick
up price to $5.40 a ton and if
so, the city will seriously con
sider this.
AWARDED a bid for a com
pact wagon for the fire de
partment at .2.129.
ers Frank Fellows and Paul
Brner to the Police Relief Board
of Trustees.
Wins Music
Anita Ruth Cocker
Miss Anita Ruth Cocker, 13,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Cocker, 3427 Spangler rd., will
be leaving for The Salvation
Army Star Lake Music camp
located near Butler, N. J., thia
weekend, having won the music
scholarship at Camp Fort Her
rick, Mentor. O. where she wag
a camper for ten days and
earned this award.
Anita is in the 8th grade at
Kirk Junior High School and
plays first cornet in their hand.
Ronald Phillips, 13907 Blenheim
rd., was second runner-up and
will also be going tn Star Lake.
Property Group Meets
The Superior-Rozelle Proper
ty Association will meet at the
Phillips Avenue Presbyterian
Church. Phillips ave. and East
125th st., Tuesday at 8 p.m.
see and become well acquainted
with Russians both at work and
in their houses. We found that,
by and large, they were eager
to meet us and friendly, and
that they were very interested
in learning about our lives in
the United State*.
This is not to say that we
had no political arguments
with our Russian and Soviet
Their system of communica
tions is rontroled in such a way
that the people get a heavily
biased and distorted view of
the world. We found it some
what surprising that, in spite
of the extremes of this bias
and distortion, there still seems
to remain a great reservoir of
good w’ill toward Americans.
In the next two articles Don and Carol Berry
will write about some of the people they met and
relate th’ir more typical experiences while in the
Soviet Union.
Railroad Plight To Be Discussed
A talk about the current The speaker is Tom Burka,
plight of ths railroad* will b« sales representative of the Del
presented to East Cleveland aware and Hudson Railroad
Kiwanians at their luncheonj here. His topic is “The Program
meeting next Monday at the. Everybody Knows And No
East Cleveland YMCA. I body May Get**

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